100 Trees planted across Lisburn & Castlereagh for Centenary

April 23, 2021

As part of its Northern Ireland Centenary programme, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has planted 100 trees in a number of local parks and shared community spaces.

Two of the trees were planted at Civic Headquarters at Lagan Valley Island by the Mayor and Chair of the Council’s Centenary Working Group.

Mayor, Councillor Nicholas Trimble explained the significance of the chosen trees; “I am delighted to be planting one of our commemorative trees and I look forward to watching them grow.

“Red Twigged Lime trees were specially chosen because of their connection with the Stormont Estate where one hundred years ago, the same type of trees were planted along the main avenue.

“100 trees now connect our communities as they grow in Wallace Park, Lagan Valley Regional Park, Moat Park, Moira Demesne, Sir Milne Barbour Memorial Park and Carryduff Park, Aghalee Playing Fields and Stoneyford Play Park.

I hope that in 100 years from now, these trees continue to grow tall and strong, symbolising all that is great about the people, culture and shared history of Northern Ireland.”

Councillor Scott Carson added; “I am honoured to Chair the Council’s Cross Party Centenary Working Group and am delighted with the programme we have developed to mark this important year.

“The planting of 100 trees not only marks the Centenary year, but supports biodiversity and further enhances our beautiful outdoor spaces for everyone to enjoy.

“For me, these trees represent growth, prosperity and hope as we emerge from the effects of the pandemic and look towards brighter days ahead.”

To find out more about LCCC’s NI Centenary Programme, please CLICK HERE.